San Juan County is an untapped location for a wide range of industries, with strategic advantages that exist for several target industries in particular. Inexpensive, plentiful raw materials and energy resources, coupled with a hard-working, dedicated workforce make a perfect fit for the petrochemical and other manufacturing industries. Wide open natural areas, world-class river systems and lakes lend towards numerous outdoor recreation endeavors. Nearly 300 days of sunshine and a relatively dry climate at an elevation of 5,500 feet promote a profitable climate for agriculture. The same attributes lend toward a suitable environment for a growing retirement community and the associated support industries. Taken together, new and existing businesses can find bountiful options for success in San Juan County.